I’m still picking crops from the garden despite not seeing the sun for what seems like weeks. Last week it was cavalo nero (black kale), florence fennel, parsley, red russian kale and leeks. I’m also picking celery by the stick – fresh every day for a salad rather than a whole head of celery turning brown in the salad drawer.
I prune my fruit trees in July in Wellington. I’m not an accomplished pruner but trial and error and reference to a good book have helped me avoid too many irrevocable mistakes. I like The A-Z Pruning Handbook for New Zealand because it has practical advice for pruning edible and ornamental trees and shrubs, including New Zealand natives.
A number of people recommended I watch ‘Gardening Power’ which screened on TV on Sunday. I don’t have TV but even the highlights from the internet version give us more encouragement to get out into the garden growing food with our kids.
If you have horses, you may be familiar with Wellington Feed and Saddlery who will cater for all of your horse feed and other necessities – plus chook, dog and other stock feed. They do a regular free delivery to Ohariu Valley, Makara, Porirua, Tawa and Pauatahanui, Belmont and Horokiwi in the Wellington region. You can now order on line. If you’re one of the first 50 customers to order on-line you go in the draw to win a Euro Saddles bridle of your choice.